Spirit of the Lights - Glensheen

Tour Details


Spirit of the Lights will return in March 2021!

Fridays & Saturdays | March 1 – April 3

Reservations required


Spirit of the Lights admission is free to attend, prior reservations are required. 

Reservations for Spirit of the Lights are included in a Candlelight Tour ticket purchase. 

If not touring the Mansion on a Candlelight tour, PRIOR RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED

Make your group reservations prior to visiting *HERE*


about spirit of the lights

Spirit of the Lights is an outdoor light display that originated in Park Point at the home of Marcia Hales. The display is celebrated for its intimate and natural feel. Many of the motifs and displays are in memory of individuals or in recognition of meaningful moments. To say this is a uniquely special display is an understatement. 2020 marks the second year that Spirit of the Lights’ home has been at Glensheen. We can’t thank Marcia enough for choosing Glensheen as the new home for these lights, which have such a storied past.


Please note: Spirit of the Lights reservations do NOT include admission to the mansion.


Due to capacity restrictions, advanced reservations are required to attend this FREE event. Ticketing for Spirit of the Lights will be issued via a party system. Each ticket will be valid for one group of people. Each group will include all of the members of your party from 1 to 10 people. (1 ticket = your group of up to 10 people). *Please leave pet fido at home, sorry but they don’t count in your party reservation. Only service dogs are allowed on the estate.


Prior online reservations are required. Make your group reservation HERE


  • March 1 – March 13 (Fri & Sat)
    • Spirit of the Lights entry 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    • Reservations required
  • March 14 – April 4 (Fri & Sat)
    • Spirit of the Lights entry 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    • Reservations required


NOTICE: ACCESSIBILITY IS EXTREMELY LIMITED. Due to the natural aesthetic of this event, a majority of the pathways will be unplowed and may be covered in snow and ice. Winter boots are strongly suggested. Guests may also bring their own snowshoes. Strollers, wheelchairs, and other items with wheels are not recommended.



Want to see inside the mansion? While you’re here for the Spirit of the Lights display, consider exploring the mansion on a self-guided Candlelight Christmas tour in the mansion. Candlelight Christmas Tours are pure magic. Experience the Christmas mansion illuminated by 25 Christmas trees.

PRO TIP: Reservations for the outdoor Spirit of the Lights display are INCLUDED with the purchase of a Candlelight Tour. This means Candlelight Tour guests automatically have access to experience Spirit of the Lights, the outdoor light display with the purchase of a Candlelight Tour.

Learn more and about a self-guided Candlelight Christmas Tour.





Per the University of Minnesota, all staff and visitors are required to wear a mask while indoors and outdoors when navigating pathways as 6 feet of distance may be difficult to maintain with 2-way traffic on outdoor pathways. Free masks are available. Thank you for understanding.

We encourage all visitors to consider conducting health screening before entering the facility.

To learn more about Glensheen’s Safety Plan, please visit our Health & Safety page.




Come see why Glensheen Mansion, perched on the shore of Lake Superior, is the most visited historic home in Minnesota.

3300 London Road
Duluth, MN 55804